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Copyright: Mark Mowbray (Gameangler) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 45] (702)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-26 1:56
Viewed: 3694
Points: 12
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Information taken from RSPB website

Latin name.
Bombycilla garrulus

Waxwings (Bombycillidae)

The waxwing is a plump bird, which is slightly smaller than a starling. It has a prominent crest. It is reddish-brown with a black throat, a small black mask round its eye, yellow and white in the wings and a yellow-tipped tail. It does not breed in the UK, but is a winter visitor, in some years in larger numbers, called irruptions, when the population on its breeding grounds gets too big for the food available.

Where to see them
The first British arrivals each winter are usually seen on the east coast from Scotland to East Anglia, but birds move inland in search of food, increasing the chances of seeing one inland.

When to see them
October to March.

What they eat
Berries, particularly rowan and hawthorn, but also cotoneaster and rose.

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Hi Mark,

Fabulous image of this Waxwing you have here today,

Really superb action shot with the berry in the beak, very nice clean picture with great colours,
Top draw stuff Mark,


Nice classical shot of a waxwing. We had loads here this winter, same there?

enjoy your weekend

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-26 3:22]

Hello Mark,
Beautiful photo of this Waxwing with a berry in its beak. Excellent timing. Taken from a very good POV. Nice eye contact. Great photo!

Nice picture of the Waxwing, Mark.
The POV offers a fine view of the bird's plumage.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Mark,
Very nice Bohemian Waxwing. They are really are a photogenic gorgeous bird. Excellant pose and eye contact. Very pleasing compostion.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-03-27 3:30]

Hello Mark,
I've never seen Waxwing in such environment among green leaves. It's very nice view and composed very well.
Best regards, Pawel

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